Texas News

A federal trial that could throw out new Republican-drawn voting districts in Texas is coming to an end. Closing arguments are set for Thursday in San Antonio. Democrats and minority groups are urging a three-judge panel to invalidate a new redistricting map passed by the GOP-...
Testimony is scheduled to continue in Edna in the trial of a Texas man accused of raping several older women. The prosecution is expected to rest Wednesday in the case of 54-year-old Billy Joe Harris, the man suspected of being "The wilight Rapist." DNA samples linked Harris to...
Three suspected bank robbers caught in Mexico have been indicted over holdups in Texas and Missouri. A federal grand jury in Waco on Tuesday indicted 25-year-old Jeffrey Brent Heckman, 23-year-old Jacob Thomas Norris and 23-year-old Alexia Quentasha Baker, all from Macon, Mo...
Border Patrol agents have found a bag full of assault rifles, other weapons and what they believe to be plastic explosives hidden near the community of Fronton along the Rio Grande. The agency says its agents were on patrol in Fronton, a rural area about 250 miles south of San...
Fort Worth police are investigating a string of reported sexual assaults in and around the Texas Christian University campus. The three attacks apparently occurred in a nine-day period beginning Aug. 18. Police say it appears that in all three cases the alleged assailant and the...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the heroism of first-responders and ordinary citizens during the Sept. 11 attacks was a call to action "for a generation of American patriots.'' The Republican presidential hopeful says some joined the military and went to war, others went into law...
A former South Texas district attorney's investigator has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and taking bribes in exchange for passing information to people he allegedly knew were drug traffickers. A federal judge set bond at $75,000 for 47-year-old Jaime...
A South Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling teenage illegal immigrant girls to work as prostitutes. U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said in a statement that 32-year-old Juan Antonio Garcia-Garay of Rio Grande City was sentenced Wednesday for...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a credible candidate in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. So says Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. Parnell was asked about Perry's candidacy and how the Republican field for the 2012 race was shaping up during a news conference Wednesday. Parnell...